Networking Opportunities
Connect with colleagues virtually & in-person at ASGCT

ASGCT offers nearly a full week of science and networking for attendees at the Annual Meeting

All sessions will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) unless otherwise noted.

In-Person Networking and Receptions

Tuesday, May 16

Patient Advocate Connection Luncheon

12-1 p.m. PT, Room 406

This buffet lunch will be hosted by the Patient Outreach Committee and takes place directly after their workshop, Accessibility of Gene Therapy: From Precision Medicine to Market Approved Therapies. The committee will gather with patient advocates, individuals with a rare disease, caregivers, and others with scientific or clinical expertise, to talk about the content of the Annual Meeting. If you’re interested in attending this lunch, please RSVP by April 14.  

The Advocate Advisor Program will also be held during this time. Volunteers from ASGCT’s standing and scientific committees will answer questions related to the content at the Annual Meeting. They’ll also share advice to help new or unfamiliar meeting goers have a valuable experience at the meeting.

Eligible patient advocates can apply for free registration to the Annual Meeting.  

Welcome Reception

5:30-7 p.m. PT, Exhibit Hall 

This event celebrates the grand opening of the Exhibit Hall and will include food and drinks and a DJ.

Wednesday, May 17

ASGCT Central (Open daily through May 19)

9:45 a.m.-7 p.m. PT, Exhibit Hall Booth #333

Stop by the ASGCT booth to speak with staff and learn more about our programs and membership options! You can also take a break, charge your phone, and meet up with colleagues in the nearby Networking Lounge.

Career Fair (Open daily through May 19)

3:15-5:15 p.m. PT, Concourse Foyer

Meet your next great hire or look for your next great job! If your company is hiring, reserve a recruitment table. If you're job searching, come meet with company representatives to find your next opportunity, and get a FREE professional headshot. 

Thursday, May 18

Women in Gene + Cell Therapy Reception

6:30-7:30 p.m. PT, Petree Plaza

After visiting the poster hall and before heading out to dinner, spend a moment with us to celebrate and inspire women in gene and cell therapy. All are welcome, especially women in any areas and levels of their careers, to join us for a lovely outdoor gathering including free drinks and appetizers. During this event hosted by the Diversity, Equity, + Inclusion Committee, you’ll hear from female leaders at ASGCT and have the opportunity to foster meaningful connections. If you're interested in attending this reception, please RSVP by April 14

Friday, May 19

Global Gathering Breakfast

7-8 a.m. PT, Petree Hall C

International attendees are invited to come together over coffee and a light breakfast during this event from the Global Outreach Committee. ASGCT recognizes that many people from different areas of the world may be facing similar challenges in gene therapy research and development, so you can use this time to build new relationships to foster advances in the field. This breakfast leads into the committee's symposium, Fostering Global Collaborations to Advance Gene and Cell Therapy Research in LMICs. The start of the symposium will include remarks about the value of ASGCT for individuals working outside of the U.S.

Closing Night Reception

8-11 p.m. PT, California Science Center

Space for this ticketed event is limited, and badges will be checked for entry.

Join us for food, music, and even more science after hours at the California Science Center! For an extra $100 that you can add on to your meeting registration, enjoy the center's exhibits, chat with your colleagues over light appetizers and drinks from an open bar, and dance to the music of a live band.

Virtual Networking

Connect via the ASGCT Events App

Swapcard-Attendees-List.pngAll Annual Meeting attendees with a full meeting registration have access to the Annual Meeting through the virtual platform and the ASGCT Events app on iOS and Android, and can connect with speakers, attendees, and exhibitors who have made their profiles public.

From the home screen or top navigation bar, access the Speaker or Attendee lists to find other attendees—from these lists, you can send a connection request, start a text chat, or even host a video call.

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